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University of Utah Neural Engineering Research Group

Neural Engineering Technologies Symposium

Friday, April 24th
Clinical Neurosciences Center
9AM-12PM

NERG

Annual Benning Society Scientific Lecture

Slowing Aging and Extending Life
C. Elegans and Beyond

by Cynthia Kenyon

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Huntsman Cancer Institute
6th Floor Auditorium 

RSVP Required »

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
March 19-20, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Register

Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 

 

HGSS

Mike Love, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Department of Genetics

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

“Computational Methods for Analysis of RNA-seq”

Tuesday March 10, 2020

12:00 NOON

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st floor

Sacnas

Resume Workshop: Positioning Yourself for Greatness

Our workshop hosts a 20 minute presentation from Recursion Pharmaceuticals followed by time to actively revise and review resume's.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
11am-12pm
HSEB 2938

Drafts are highly encouraged

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)

2 North Medical Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

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SEMINAR - Spring 2020

Dr. Tracey Lamb

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

“EBV is a risk factor for developing severe malaria in young children"

Dr. Daniel Leung

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine 

“Applying Immunology to Public Health: Sero-epidemiology of cholera in Bangladesh"

Friday, March 6, 2020
12:15pm-1:45pm 
HSEB 2600

Lunch served in 2958

 SBS

Sarah Gross, Clark lab
"The genetic of diapause in spider mites" 

Makenna Johnson, Golic lab
"How do chromosomes initiate pairing?"

Keaton Tremble, Dentinger lab
"Using population genomics to find signatures of local adaptation in Boletus edulis"

Friday, March 6, 2020
11:50 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

 

COS

SEMINAR SERIES AND LGBTQ+STEM INTEREST GROUP PRESENTS

Dr. Lauren Esposito

Schlinger Chair of Arachnology

California Academy of Sciences

‘Scorpiomics': the evolutionary patterns and ecological processes of arachnids

March 5, 2020

4:00 PM

ASB 210 

LGBTQ+STEM Interest Group

BioscienceMedicinal chemistry Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Brandon Scott McCullough

Towards Selective Chemical Tools for Protein Histidine and Tyrosine Phosphatases

March 4th 2020

2:00pm

HSEB 2120

GIG

Alex Shcheglovitov
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
 
“Patient-specific brain organoids: a new experimental platform for functional genomics"
 
Monday, March 2, 2020
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, EEJMRB 1200
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
‘best generation of epilepsy researchers’ seminar series

Gemma Carvill PhD.

Assistant Professor

Northwestern University

The genetic architecture of the epilepsies: old and new genomic approaches to solving the unsolved.

Monday, March 2, 2020

HSEB 2600

12:00 P.M.

BioscienceDepartment of Biochemistry Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Sarah Apple

B.S., University of Puget Sound

“Peptides, She Wrote: Case Studies in Challenging Peptide Synthesis”

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Gesteland-White EIHG Auditorium

Career Advancement Event: Lunch with Sushma Saraf

All College of Science students are invited to an informal gathering with Dr. Sushma Saraf, Assistant Professor- Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, to learn about the differences between jobs in industry and academia, hear a bit about Sushma Saraf’s own professional journey, and ask any questions you may have about these different career sectors

Friday, February 28, 2020

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

CSC 204

SOBS
Seminar Series Presents

Nathan Kraft, PhD

Department of Ecology and Evolution

UCLA

“Functional trait-based approaches to understanding species coexistence in plant communities”

Thursday, February 27, 2020

4:00 PM

ASB 210

SIM
Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Bella” Xia Gao, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Department, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

“Dietary methionine couples metabolism to cancer therapy”

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Presents

Matthew R. Taylor

Dissertation Defense

The autism-associated gene Kirrel3 bridges the junction for synapse function

February 25, 2020

1:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

3MT Competition now accepting applications! 

What is 3 Minute Thesis? 

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition started in 2003 at the University of Queensland, and is now conducted in over 200 universities worldwide. Participants are graduate students who present research results in 3 minutes maximum, with one static slide, to an audience that is educated but not versed in their field.

Apply Here by March 02

 Friedrich

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Special Seminar

Rainer Friedrich, PhD

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

A virtual reality to analyze predictive processing in the zebrafish brain

SMBB Auditorium

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

4:00 pm

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

Amy Si-Ying Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Brandeis University

Mechanisms of specialized translational control of gene expression

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

 

Healthy

Grad Student Relationship Series: “It’s a Match!” & “Breakin’ Up”

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 25th & 26th
WHERE: Marriott Library, Faculty Center, 1st Floor  Location Map

TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – light lunch provided

 

Presented by the Center for Student Wellness, this 2 part series will help grad students navigate some of the unique challenges they face in relationships.

It’s a Match! Follow a relationship, any relationship, through its natural trajectory. We will identify what makes a relationship “healthy.” This includes what you want out of your relationships, and the important role self-care, pleasure, communication, and consent plays in all relationships.

Breakin Up- “It’s not you; it’s me.” Ahh, the less popular, and still important, part of a relationship…Breakin’ up, dumping, calling it quits, ghosting – whatever terminology you use, we’ll cover the how-tos. This workshop will also cover self-care, pink and red flags of unhealthy relationships, and safety. We’ll give you time to practice the actual art of breakin’ up, too!

Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

 Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/grad-student-relationship-series-its-a-match-and-breakin-up/

Department of Psychiatry Science Forum

Martin Lindquist, PhD

Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Johns Hopkins University

Principal Directions of Mediation

Monday, Feb 24, 2020

1:00pm –2:00 p.m.

Seminar, 2nd Floor, 383 Colorow, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Biochem

The Biochemistry Department presents

David A. Largaespada, Ph.D.

American Cancer Society Research Professor

Associate Director of Basic Sciences

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Using transposons and targeted nucleases to discover treatment targets for cancer

Monday, February 24, 2020

4:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

 

LGATB

Bowling Social

February 20th

6:30 pm

Bonwood Bowl, 2500 Main St

School of Medicine
Special Seminar as part of the Single Cell Workgroup

Linus Tsai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Co-Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Center

Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

New Roles for Tanycytes and Pars Tuberalis in Energy Homeostasis: leveraging single cell approaches to elucidate physiologic roles for individual cell types

Thursday, Feb 20, 4 pm

HCI-South Auditorium

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents

Mikala Egeblad, PhD

Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Caught in the Act: Visualizing and Targeting Tumor-Stroma Interactions in Metastasis

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  1. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

INNER EAR RESEARCH GROUP

Otolaryngology

Dr. Hongbo Zhao

University of Kentucky

“Connexin gap junctional hearing function and deafness mechanisms of nonsyndromic hearing loss”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

5:00PM***

BPRB Room 501

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Grant Gordon, PhD

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Cummings School of Medicine
University of Calgary

“Astrocytes in the Hungry Brain”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 P M

Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE

155 S. Central Campus Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Daniel P. Kelly, MD

Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor

Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

“Muscle Insulin Resistance: Nutrient Sensing Gone Awry”

February 13, 2020

HSEB 4100B

4:00 – 5:00PM

 

Inclusive

Inclusive Teaching: Promoting Civility In The Classroom

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020

WHERE: Marriott Library. Room 1140 Location Map

TIME: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Are you a TA, Instructor, or Grad Student considering a teaching career?

Join us as Liz Rogers shares valuable inclusive teaching strategies that will help you effectively navigate challenging topics, conflict resolution, and more! Learn how to establish a learning environment where all feel welcome!

Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/inclusive-teaching-promoting-civility-in-the-classroom/

cool

Keeping Your Cool in Graduate School

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
WHERE: HSEB, Room 2958 Location Map
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Graduate students are faced with a unique set of challenges that can start to be overwhelming at times. We’ll teach you effective tools for managing stress and prioritizing self-care in the midst of your busy schedule.  Please join us Tuesday, February 11th at 1:00 pm (HSEB, Room 2958) for one of our most popular workshops! Stop in, grab a snack and unwind. Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/keeping-your-cool-in-graduate-school/

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Eric Betzig, Ph.D.

Howard Hughes Investigator
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Eugene D. Commins Presidential Chair in Experimental Physics
University of California, Berkeley

“Imaging Cellular Structure and Dynamics from Molecules to Organisms”

February 11,2020

4PM

Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
PhD Dissertation Defense

Patrick Ferrara

"The Lands Cycle Modulates Plasma Membrane Lipid Organization and Insulin Sensitivity in Skeletal Muscle"

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

9:30-10:30 AM

HSEB 3515B

 College of Pharmacy

SEMINAR SERIES

Dr. Daniela Kaufer

Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Associate Dean of Biological Sciences

UC Berkeley

From The Brains Of Football Players To Aging – The Role Of The Blood Brain Barrier

Thursday, February 6, 2020

HSEB 2600

4:00 pm

TA

TA Panel: How to Survive and Thrive as a TA

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

WHERE: Union Building, in The Den

TIME: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Working as a TA can be rewarding, but isn’t without its own unique set of challenges. Whether you are in the midst of your first TA experience, wondering what it will be like in the future, or an experienced TA, take a break and learn tips, tricks, and tools to thrive as a TA! Ask specific questions, share your stories, and more! Lunch will be served!

Event Link:https://gradschool.utah.edu/ta-panel-how-to-survive-and-thrive-as-a-ta/

 

Seminars in Metabolism

Bryan W. Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience

School of Medicine, University of Utah

“Computational Molecular Phenotyping”

February 6, 2020

HSEB 4100B

4:00 – 5:00PM

Goulden
N&A
 THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Shernaz Bamji, PhD

University of British Columbia

Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Regulation of synapse formation and plasticity by palmitoylating enzymes

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

4:00 pm

GESTELAND-WHITE AUDITORIUM, EIHG

HGSS

Jianwen Que, Ph.D., M.D.
 
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Columbia University
 
“Modeling Foregut Diseases with Stem Cells and Development”
 
Tuesday
February 4, 2020
12:00 NOON
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st floor 

GTG

GENETICS INTEREST GROUP 

Karen Guillemin

University of Oregon

“Teaming with microbes: lessons from the zebrafish intestine"

Monday, Feb 3, 2020

4:00 PM

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st Floor

biosc

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Alyssa English

"Investigating the Mitochondrial-Derived Compartment Pathway"

Monday, February 3, 2020

1:00 PM

EIHG 1st floor auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, January 31, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH 

Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Presents

Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, FRCPC

University of Toronto,

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Post-Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

 

LGATB

Welcome Back

Dr. Ramón Barthelemey Talk

January 28th

4 pm

Marriott Library Room 1150

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Developmental Biology Interest Group Retreat

Saturday, January 25th at the Fort Douglas Officers Club

Featured guest speaker on

Friday, January 24th at 2:00 in the EIHG Auditorium

THE DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY TRAINING GRANT IS PLEASED TO HOST THE

2020 Developmental Biology Interest Group Retreat

All who are interested are invited to attend

Friday, January 24, 2:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Guest Speaker

Xin Chen, PHD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Asymmetry from symmetry

or symmetry from asymmetry?”

Saturday, January 25

Fort Douglas Officers Club

A day of talks, posters and food starting at 9 am

Guest Speaker

Deepika de Silva, PhD

Senior Vice President and Scientific Officer

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC

To RSVP, sign up for the poster session, or for more information, contact Teresa Upton, tupton@genetics.utah.edu

Bioscience

 

The Department  of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Presents
Dissertation Defense

Bhawika Sharma Lamichhane

PhD Candidate of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Syndecan 2 regulates vertebrate hematopoiesis and macrophage behavior

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Aaron Batista, PHD

Department of Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh

“Neural population mechanisms of learning”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

4:00-5:00 PM

Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, January 17, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

THE TOWER AT RICE-ECCLES STADIUM

4th Floor Scholarship Room | 451 S 1400 E

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
presents

Matthew Andrusiak, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology Section

Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Driven by prion-like Domain Proteins

Thursday, January 16, 2020

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

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Faculty Seminar Series Presents

Dale Clayton, PhD

Professor of Biology

University of Utah

“On the origin of diversity: Rapid experimental evolution of size, cryptic coloration, and reproductive isolation in feather lice.”

Thursday, January 16, 2020
4:00PM
210 ASB

BioscienceDEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Lauren Williams

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

"Cytokinesis Machinery is Sequestered from the Abscission Site to Control Cell Division"

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
2:00 p.m.
HCI 1st Floor Research South Auditorium

8th Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS)

Jan. 16 – 17, 2020

Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

Keynote Speakers:

Douglas L. Mann, MD

Lewin Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University St. Louis

Title: “Myocardial Remission: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?”

M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Pathology, Intermountain Health care and Professor of Pathology, University of Utah

Title: “The Impact of Dogmas in Medicine: The Case of Antibody-Mediated Rejection”
 
Agenda detailing local, national, and international guest faculty as well as symposium registration are available online here.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

PRESENTS
SUSAN COOPER JONES MEMORIAL LECTURE

Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Leo Hess Professor, Senior Attending Physician

Rockefeller University 

Small RNAs as Molecular Probes and Therapeutic Guides to Metastatic Disease

 12:00 NOON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
WILLARD AND ALICE S. MARRIOTT FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM
HCI RESEARCH SOUTH BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

OPHTHALMOLOGY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SEMINAR SERIES

Roxana A. Radu, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology UCLA, Stein Eye Institute 

Revisiting Stargardt Disease: an RPE Perspective

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium Date: January 15, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents
Susan Cooper Jones Memorial Lecture

Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Leo Hess Professor, Senior Attending Physician

Rockefeller University

Small RNAs as Molecular Probes and Therapeutic Guides to Metastatic Disease

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

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SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRESENTS

Behzad Mortazavi, PhD

University of Alabama

“Nitrogen Transformations at the Terrestrial Aquatic Interface”

Monday, January 13, 2020
4:00 PM
ASB 210

 

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SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRESENTS 

Janet Richmond, Ph.D.

University of Illinois

“Molecular determinants of synapse assembly and function”

Thursday, January 9, 2020
4:00 PM
ASB 210

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Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Soung Hun Park, M.S

Graduate Research Assistant Utah Vascular Research Laboratory University of Utah

“Vascular mitochondrial respiratory and vasodilatory function: Understanding the changes and interactions with advancing age”

Thursday, January 9, 2020

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

CHID

2020 CIHD ENRICHMENT SEMINAR SERIES

Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, and Microbiology-Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Decoding the Role of the Red Cell during Plasmodium falciparum Invasion”

Thursday January 9th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
HSEB 5100B

N&A

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Madeline Lancaster, PhD

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Group Leader of Cell Biology

Exploring human brain development and evolution using cerebral organoids

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
GESTELAND-WHITE AUDITORIUM, EIHG at 4PM

 

GIGGENETICS INTEREST GROUP

Nancy Chen

Department of Biology, University of Rochester
 
“Tracking Short-Term Evolution in a Pedigreed Wild Population"
 
Monday, January 6, 2020
4:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st Floor

Biosci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES
THESIS DEFENSE

Jasmine McQuerry

Bild Lab

Leveraging phenotypic profiling using omics analyses to combat refractory breast cancers

Friday, January 3, 2020

12 PM

HSEB 3515B

 

 

 

December 2019 Events & Seminars

Oghalai

INNER EAR RESEARCH GROUP

Dr. John Oghalai

Keck School of Medicine of USC

“An Update on the Cochlear Amplifier”

Wednesday December 18th, 2019
5:00PM***
BPRB Room 501

 
3i virology
 

Nels Elde,  PhD

“Poxvirus evolution: A big virus among giants

Monday, December 16, 2019
10:00 am 
HSEB 2600

 

SBS

Alexander Bradshaw, 
Dentinger Lab

"On the Origin of Feces: Investigating hypogeous fingal diversity and distribution through DNA sequencing of small mammal scat" 

Alexander Horn, Carrier, Lab
"Surviving hell: neuroendocrine mechanisms promoting resilience and profromance during extreme stress in humans" 

Friday, December 13, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

Bridget Barker,  PhD

Northern Arizona University 

The Mysterious Life of a Fantastic Yeast: Coccidioides posadasii in the Desert Southwest

Friday, December 13, 2019
12:15-1:15 p.m.
HSEB 2680

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Christof Westenfelder, MD, FACP

Professor with tenure, Department of Internal Medicine, Division Nephrology, University of Utah

“Stem Cell-enabled functional Cure of T1DM: from Bench to Dogs to the Clinic”

Thursday, December 12, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Claude Desplan,  PhD

NYU Silver Professor;
Professor of Biology and Neural Science

“The generation of neural diversity

Thursday, December 12, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

science Science Communication Fellows are scientists, researchers, and other science-based professionals who have been certified by the Natural History Museum of Utah as current science ambassadors and excellent communicators.

Applications are due:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:59PM MST

For more information please click here.

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Mentor Development Program (URMDP)

Registration, for graduate students and post docs, is now open and will close when all spots are filled

You can register here: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/urmdp_sp2020_gspd

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Stacy Horner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Duke University School of Medicine

Regulation of the Epitranscriptome at the Virus- Host Interface

Monday, December 9, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Alexander S. Banks, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School 
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes

“Mechanisms of insulin sensitivity mediated by PPAR-gamma modulation”

Monday, December 9, 2019
12:00–1:00PM 
HSEB 3515B

3iGwendalyn J. Randolph,  PhD

Emil R. Unanue Distinguished Professor
Director, Immunology Graduate Program 
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Wahington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

“Macrophages and Lymphatics at the Peritoneal-Mesenteric-Intestinal Interface”

Friday, December 6, 2019

12:15pm-1:15pm 

HSEB 2680

SBS

Peyton Russelburg, 
Horvath Lab

"Structural basis for finding OG lesions and avoiding undamaged G" 

Shahrzad Motamedi, 
Brazelton Lab
"Microbial residents of subseafloor mantle rocks" 

Friday, December 6, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

health

Utah Vascular Research Laboratory
Fall Colloquium Series

Dr. Katsu Funai

Department Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

University of Utah

“Mitochondrial PE Potentiates Respiratory Enzymes to Amplify Skeletal Muscle Aerobic Capacity”

Friday, December 6th, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

HSEB 4100B

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY PROTEIN DESIGN FACULTY CANDIDATE

Andre M. Watkins, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry

Stanford University 

Fantastic molecules and how to make them

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2:00 pm

HSEB 4100B

 

2019 Vitae

Vitae annually highlights investigators and their
pioneering research programs. The program
seeds new collaborations and development
strategies by humanizing research through story.

Jessica C.S. Brown, PhD
Adam De Havenon, MD
Katsuhiko Funai, PhD
Jia-Wen Guo, PhD
Benjamin Myers, PhD
Jaclyn Winter, PhD
 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE PRESENTS 

Andrew Moran

Doctoral Candidate 
Dissertation Defense

“Optical Analysis of Odor-Driven Glutamate Dynamics in Circuits of the Mammalian Olfactory Bulb”

Thursday, December 5, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Gesteland-White Auditorium (EIHG)

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Stacy Gray, MD, AM

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Population Sciences and Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope 

Implementing Genome Sequencing in Cancer Care: How Do We Realize the Vision of Precision Medicine

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

12:00 Noon

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

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Paul F. Bray , MD
"Gebomic Variations Regulating Platelet Production and Function" 

Nicola Camp, PhD
"Modeling Transcriptomes: Ready for a New Dimension"

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm 
HSEB 2120
 
Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here

Sacnas

 Zachary Cruz

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Biochemistry

Zach is a 6th year in the Kay lab, developing a D-peptide inhibitor of Shiga toxin using peptide chemistry and phage display.

Zach will speak on:
His Journey into science and pursuing a doctorate Overcoming his struggles and imposter syndrome

Tuesday December 3rd

12PM

Health Science Education Bldg (HSEB) 4100B

All Are Welcomed Light Refreshments Served

SOBS

Yujie Wang

Doctoral Candidate 
Dissertation Defense

“Carbon Gain and Risk in Leaf Gas Exchange”

Tuesday , December 3, 2019

2:00 p.m.

ASB 210

INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE PRESENTS 

Joshua Barrios 

Doctoral Candidate 
Dissertation Defense

“Modulation of Locomotor Behavior by Hypothalamic Dopamine Neurons in Zebrafish”

Tuesday , December 3, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Gesteland-White Auditorium (EIHG)

CHEMICAL BIOLOGY FACULTY CANDIDATE

Alison Tebo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry

Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris

Live cell imaging with chemical-genetic fluorescent tags

Monday, December 2, 2019

2:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

GTP

Genetics Interest Group

Tim Formosa

Department of Biochemistry

“Teach your children well: How is epigenetic information transferred?"

Monday, December 2, 2019

4:15 PM

2120 HSEB

health

Call for proposals for the School of Medicine Research Incentive Seed Grant Program 

Applications are due:
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59PM MST

For more details and to submit an application please click here.

 

 

November Events & Seminars

Request for Applications: 
Magnet Grants: Attracting new expertise to HIV cure research

Registration is required by:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3:00PM EST

For more details and to register please click here.

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Valeria Vasquez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The effect of dietary fatty acids on sensory ion channels

Monday, November 25, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

heme

Sacnas

SACNAS BREAKFAST BREAKOUT

Anthony Baucum II, PhD

Associate Professor 
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 

Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00-10:00 AM
HSEB 2958

SBS

Matthew Schwartz, Jorgensen Lab

"High-throughput CRISPR" 

Jordan Herman, Clayton/Bush Lab
"Do blowflies suck? A study of the effects of ectoparasites on songbird nestlings" 

Friday, November 22, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Yukiko Yamashita,  PhD

University of Michigan 
Life Sciences Institute

“Asymmetric Stemcell division and germline immortality

Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

 

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Hei Sook Sul, PhD

Professor, Chair
Department, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
Doris H. Calloway Chair in Human Nutrition 
University of California, Berkeley

“Brown adipose tissue development and thermogenesis”

Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

faculty

PRESENT

Zheng Kuang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“The epigenetic language of host-microbial interactions”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 PM
EIHG Auditorium

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Diana Hargreaves, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Salk Institutes of Biological Studies

Remodeling the Chromatin Landscape: BAF Complexes in Development and Disease

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Request for Applications: Single-Cell Ananlysis of Inflammation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Applications are due:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:00PM PST

For more details and to submit an application please click here.

faculty

PRESENT

Jun Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology 
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

“A novel metabolic circuitry through acetylcholine and nAChR”

Monday, November 18, 2019
4:00 PM
HSEB 2680

cadets

Strategic Planning and Goal Setting for your PhD and Beyond

Friday, November 15
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

3iRobert Watson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Microbial Pathogensis and Immunology 

Texas A&M College of Medicine

“Cytosolic Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Induces Potent Innate Immune Responses”

Friday, November 15, 2019

12:15pm-1:15pm 

HSEB 2680

SBS

Hunter Hill, Golic lab
"Chromosome fragility in Drosophila melanogaster

Austin Green, Sekercioglu lab
"Wasatch Wildlife Watch: A story of cameras, community, and conservation"

Friday, November 15, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Crystal F. Davey, PhD

Director of the Mutation Generation and Detection Core
University of Utah HSC Cores

“Identifying optimal CRISPR-Cas9 target sites to achieve your genome editing goals”

Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

CELL CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
 

Melike Lakadamyali, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology
University Pennsylvania
 
"Shedding new light on intracellular transport regulation with super-resolution microscopy"
 
Wednesday,  November 13, 2019 at 1:30pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208

Sacnas

Breathe: Mindfulness and Yoga Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:30–1:30 pm 
HSEB Library, Synapse Floor, Room GLB3-5

SOM

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES

Lora Hooper, Ph.D

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D
Distinguished Chair in Immunology Nancy Cain and Jeffrey A. Marcus Scholar in Medical Research 
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Metabolism, the Microbiome, and the Circadian Clock”

November 12, 2019
4PM 
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Biochem
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Xin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University

Chemical Biology of protein aggregates in the stressed proteome

Monday, November 11, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

 

SBS

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, Ph.D.

Los Alamos National Labs

“Structural studies of nucleoprotein complexes: Ribosomes, chromatin, and non-coding RNAs"

Monday, November 11, 2019

4:15 PM 

ASB 210

Micro Path

Keynote Speakers

Julie Overbaugh, Fred Hutch
'Unique Features of the Infant Antibody Response to HIV Infection'

Joanne Engel, UC San Francisco
'Chlamydia is a Master Cell Biologist: The Secert Life of an Intracellular Pathogen'

Peter Ramirez, UC San Diego 
'On the Front lines: Characterizing Host-viral Conflicts at the Plasma Membrane'

Please register before 11/5/2019
https://forms.gle/QtHf3qg7xVyWzUVf8

UTAH CENTER FOR CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE PRESENTS

Translational Research Trainee Symposium 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD 

Director, Center for Gene Therapy 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
6:00 pm Dinner

University of Utah Alumni House 

To register, please visit: 

https://cctsresearchtraineessymp.app.rsvpify.com/

For more information please click here

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

James Granneman, PhD

Professor, Molecular Medicine and Genetics 
Director, Center for Integrative Metabolic & Endocrine Research
 Wayne State University School of Medicine 

“Deconstructing adipogenesis in vivo”

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00–5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Emily Lemmon,  PhD

Department of Biological Science 
Florida State University

“From communities to cells: connecting the ultimate and proximate mechanisms of speciation in chorus frogs

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

GIRD

Jack Pledger

“PTPRS Drives adaptive resistance to MEK/ERK Inhibitors through SRC

Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cartwright Conference Room 
SOM 4C103

 

 

 

 

uofu health
DEPARTMENT OF Internal Medicine
Research SEMINAR Series

Owen Chan, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

“Central Regulation of Glucose Metabolism”

Corrine K. Welt, MD

Professor and Chief
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes

“Reproductive Lifespan as a Marker of Overall Health: A Study Using the Utah Population Database”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
12:00-1:00pm
HSEB 2120

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to 

 

 

Huntsman Cancer Institute Seminar Series Presents

Christine Lovly, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

New Ways to Target EGFR Signaling in Lung Cancer

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

12:00 Noon

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

Laura Reinholdt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The Jackson Laboratory

“Genetic Variation Influences Pluripotent Ground State Stability in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Through a Hierarchy of Molecular Phenotypes”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

12:00 NOON

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st floor

k-club

SEMINAR event

Tristan Timbrook, 
PharmD, MBA, BCPS

“Characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs associated with optimal use of rapid diagnostic testing in bloodstream infections amoung Veterans Affairs Medical Centers”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 
12:00-1:00pm
HSEB 5750C

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

N&A

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
PRESENTS

Lila Solnica-Krezel, PhD

Washington University, St. Louis
Distinguished Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

Mechanisms of gastrulation; from zebrafish to human

November 5, 2019

4:00 pm

Gesteland -White Auditorium, EIHG

Career & Professional Development Center

Grad Career Path Panels: Project and Product Management

Monday, November 4
2:00 – 3:30 pm, GC 2950

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 11/1

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: Skaggs Pharmacy Atruim
*Please note location change*

Sponsored by The College of Pharmacy

3i Fall

Dr. Irma Fleming

 Assistant Professor,
Department of Surgery

Who Lives, Who Dies, What Tells the Story: Understanding the Role of the Microbiome in Sepsis and Death 

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm 
HSEB 2680

Lunch will be served 

SBS

Alicia Boynton, Carrier lab
"Function of cervical muscle during human running" 

Dara Niketic, Hughes lab
"The mechanism of the type III secretion specificity switch"

Friday, November 1, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

October Events & Seminars

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Keke C. Fairfax, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Division of Microbiology and Immunology 
Department of Pathology 
University of Utah

“Schistosomiasis induced modulation of myeloid cell metabolism”

Thursday, October 31, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FACULTY SEMINAR

John S. (Sandy) Parkinson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

“Dissecting E. coli’s Three-Protein Brain”

Thursday, October 31, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

Keeping Your Cool in Graduate School

Maintaining your mental health as a graduate student

Wednesday, October 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm, MILB 1170 

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Philip Kranzusch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School

cGAS-like enzymes in immunity and host-microbe signaling

Monday, October 28, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

SBS

David Almanzar, Rog lab
"Visualizing DNA repair during meiosis in C. elegans

Kelly Kerr,  Anderegg, lab
"Investigating year-to-year variation in aspen physiology"

Friday, October 25, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 10/25

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

SACNAS University of Utah
https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/sacnas/

Sacnas

cadets

Advocating for Science & Reaching a Broader
Audience

Friday, October 25
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

fall

Diabetes and metabolism Research center

Research Symposium
9AM - 4PM

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania

Driving out Diabetes, a larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative

Year 2 Highlights and Research Poster Session
4PM - 7PM

Registration
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSDFX9Z

Mentoring up

MENTORING UP: COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ADVISOR   

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019
WHERE: Lecture Classroom 1170, Marriott Library
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Join University of Utah’s Ombudsman, Maureen Condic, as she discusses how and why communication breaks down between graduate students and advisors. Learn techniques you can use to keep communication between you and your advisor clear and professional.

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Rebekah Rogers,  PhD

College of Computing & Infromatics
UNC Charlotte

“When good things happen to bad genomes: Genetic tragedies in woolly mammoths and poison dart frogs

Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

 
CELL CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
 

Margaret E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biophysics 
Johns Hopkins University 
 
"Control of multi-protein self assembly by membrane localization"
 
Wednesday,  October 23nd, 2019 at 1:30pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208

SOM

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES

Mark Bear, Ph.D

Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

“Synaptic Plasticity and Amblyopia”

October 22, 2019
4PM
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Cognitive Coaching 

For students with ADHA or ADHA-like symptoms

Tuesday's, October 22 - November 12
5:30 – 7:00 pm, SSB 344

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

3i virology
 

Vincente Planelles,  PhD

Microbiology & Immunology

“HIV-1 infection of  macrophages and the interferon response

Thursday, October 21, 2019
10:00 am 
HSEB 3420

 SAVE THE DATE: Grad Student Resources Fair
Monday, October 21  |  1:00 – 2:30 pm  |  Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

What services are available to University of Utah graduate students? Come to the Grad Student Resource Fair to find out! Offices from across campus that provide support and service for grad students will gather at the fair to help you learn what’s available and how best to use the U’s programs to help you succeed in your academic & personal goals. Grad students from all programs are invited to join us for this informational event. Light refreshments will be served!

Career Day 2019

Career Day 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

University of Utah
Health Science and Education Building 

Please register for the 2019 Bioscience Career Day!

https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=J4HE8MJMH4

2 Workshops from:

Nancy Houfek

http://www.nancyhoufek.com/index.shtml

“The Performing Art of Science Presentation”

“Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings and Negotiations”

Networking Lunches:

Academia, Industry, Science Publishing, Clinical Research, Government & Policy

3iLeslie J. Berg, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Immunology and Microbiology Department 

University of Colorado School of Medicine 

“Linking TCR Signal Strength to Variations in Gene Expression”

Friday, October 18, 2019

12:15pm-1:15pm 

HSEB 2680

SBS

Amanda Cooper, Carrier lab
"Power comes at a cost: the role of muscle fiber length in the power vs endurance performance trade-off" 

Christie Wnukiwski, 
Jorgensen lab
"Surveillants: Degradative Organelles of the Synapse"

Friday, October 18, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies/HUntsman Cancer institute Faculty Candidate

Anna E. Beaudin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 
University of California, Merced

Unraveling layered immunity: How perturbation of fetal hematopoiesis shapes disease susceptibility

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:00-9:00am 
HCI-RN 4-Large

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH

Professor, Department of Nutrition 
Nutrition Research Institute and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Obesity and Cancer: When Systemic Metabolism Meets Cancer Cell Metabolism”

Friday, October 18, 2019

12:00–1:00PM, HCI-RS 1st floor Auditorium 

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Sam Wasser, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

University of Washington 

“Intelligence-led forensic science: Combatting the illegal ivory trade admidst a burgeoing world market”

Thursday, October 17, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

ODSSS

Huntsman Cancer Institute Seminar Series Presents

Anthony Letai, MD, PhD

Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member, Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Choosing the Right Cancer Drugs via Tumor Mitochondria

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Biosci

DEPARTMENT of Oncological Sciences
THESIS DEFENSE

Milind Chalishazar

Oliver Lab

Metabolic Vulnerabilities in MYC-Driven Small Cell Lung Cancer

Monday, October 14, 2019

1 PM

J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium 
(1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

Neuroscience
Neuroscience Program SeminarChi Yung Savio Chan, Ph.D.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

"Neuronal Diversity in the Basal Ganglia-Bidirectional Motor Control by Pallidal Neuron Subtypes"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4 – 5pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Laura Lackner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University

Mitochondrial anchors: positioning mitochondria and more

Monday, October 14, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

 

3i Fall

Dr. Alana Welm
Professor,
Department of Oncological Sciences 
The Mysterious Role of Ron Kinase in Host Anti-tumor Immune Responses

Dr. Gabriel Fine
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences 
Utilization of TCR T Cells for Targeted Immunotherapy Against Solid Tumors

Friday, October 11, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm 
HSEB 2680

Lunch will be served 

biomed eng

Harris H. Wang, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University 

“Mapping and Modifying the Microbiome”

Friday, October 11, 2019 11:45 am – SMBB Auditorium (2650) 

Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (USTAR Bldg) – 2nd Floor

 

 

Join the LGBT Resource Center in their annual Pride Week celebrating LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives.

This year’s Pride Week runs from September 30 – October 4 and all events can be found at:

www.tinyurl.com/UPrideWeek

LGBT

Biosci

Department of Human Genetics presents
Thesis Defense

Thomas A. Sasani

Quinlan Lab

The long and short of it: investigating genome evolution with next-generation sequencing technologies

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12 PM

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Gesteland-White Auditorium

cadets

Finances in the scientific world: How to find funding & plan spending at any stage

Friday, October 4
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Panel members Brent Brown (Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects), Bradley Stowell (Grants and Contracts Manager, Dept. of Pathology), and Kristen Kwan (Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics) will be sharing their expertise and experience with obtaining and managing finances in the lab, as well as sharing useful on-campus resources in a Q&A style seminar. We will also discuss budgeting, non-federal funding resources, and other topics as they are brought up by the audience.

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 10/4

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

Sponsored by PITCH Program for Interdisciplinary Training in Chemical Biology) (T32)

SBS

Amanda Cooper, Carrier lab
"Power comes at a cost: the role of muscle fiber length in the power vs endurance performance trade-off" 

Anna Vickrey, Shapiro lab
"Domestic pigeon's checkered past: a link between color patterning, introgression, and hereditary blindness"

Thursday, October 4, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

 

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Karen Kapheim, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

Utah State University

“Causes and consequences of behavioral plasticity in bees”

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

 

The School of Biological Sciences and The Center for Science and Mathematics Education Present:
 
Gilberto Flores, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
California State University, Northridge
 
“BUILD PODER at CSUN: Transforming undergraduate research training leading to health equity”
 
 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 p.m.
210 ASB
Reception to follow seminar from 3:00-3:45 p.m., ASB Lobby

Onc Sci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 Cedric Clapier, PhD

Regulatory Architecture and Logic os Chromatin Remodelers, and Alterations by Tumor-Associated Missense Mutations

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building

SOBS

 
CELL CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
 
Wednesday October 2nd 2019 at 1:30pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208
 
Katherine Rogers, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
 
"Insights into embryonic patterning from optogenetic manipulation of BMP signaling"

October 2, 2019 with Dr. Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.

Intermountain Healthcare Precision Genomics Seminar

DATE: Wednesday, October 2

TIME: Noon to 1 p.m.

SPEAKER: Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D. SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor, ISB

WHERE: Intermountain Kem Gardner Transformation Center 418 Auditorium

5026 South State Street, Murray, UT 84107

Or via web broadcast

When it’s time, click here to join the web broadcast activity with access code 807 129 108 and meeting password 123123.

(Don’t) Imagine Them Naked: Public Speaking Tips & Tricks for Grad Students and Postdocs

Tuesday, October 1  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Marriott Library, Room 1170

Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary.

Build your confidence in public speaking at this workshop, presented by the Graduate School.

Register here for the event:https://gradschool.utah.edu/registration-1.

 

 

September Events & Seminars

Bioscience
Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology & Immunology Presents

Thesis Defense By

Morgan Wambaugh

Monday, September 30, 2019
2:00 PM

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG 1st Floor

GIG GTP
Genetics Training Program & Genetics Interest Group Seminars

Scott Kennedy

Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

September 30, 2019
4:00PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, 1st floor, EIHG

N&A

THE DERPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
PRESENTS

an Informal Seminar with

 

Adrian Moore, PhD
RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Neuro-differentiation: From Transcription to Wiring

Friday, September 27, 2019
BPRB 501 at 10AM

grounds
come, caffeinate, & Collaborate!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLease  join us!!

Date: Friday 9/27

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3420

Sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NUIP)

Department of Biomedical Engineering
SPECIAL SEMINAR

Reshma Shetty, Ph.D. 

Co-Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.

“Designing Biology”

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45 am – SMBB Auditorium (2650) 

Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (USTAR Bldg) – 2nd Floor

 

Onc Sci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 K-T Varley, PhD

Breast Cancer Genomics: From correlation to causation and the clinic

Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building

N&A

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Penelope Brockie, PhD

Research Professor
And

Jerry Mellem, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Mechanistic studies of synaptic function: How do neural circuits control behavior?

Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents

Susan Dentzer

Senior Policy Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Cancer Care Without Walls: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

University Professor

Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and Integrative Anatomical Sciences

Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences

Director, USC Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics

Co-Director, USC Roski Eye Institute

University of Southern California

“Advanced Retinal Implants”

September 24, 2019

4PM Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Bio Sci

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

William Brazelton, Ph.D. 

“Rock-Powered Life on the Seafloor”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

4:00 p.m.

210 ASB

 

Biochem
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Jesse Zalatan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Washington

Reevaluating the functional role of Axin as a scaffold for kinase signaling in the Wnt pathway

Monday, September 23, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SCIENTIFIC SPEAKING SEMINAR

German Pinas

(Parkinson lab)

"Cooperative Signaling by E.coli Chemoreceptor Arrays: Causes and Consequences"

and

Karen Kierstead

(Feener lab)

"Deciphering the Symbiotic Relationship of Camponotus and Blochmannia“

Friday, September 20, 2019

11:45 AM-1:00 PM

Room 210 ASB

TRIAD (Translational Research Initiative on Antisocial Personality Disorder) Seminar Series

Dr. Adrian Raine

Professor, Depts. of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology University of Pennsylvania  

The Anatomy of Violence:  Dissecting The Biological Roots of Crime  

Friday, September 20, 2019   

Social & Behavioral Science Bldg (BEH S) Room 110

12:00 – 1:30 PM

SYNAPSE INTEREST GROUP

COME JOIN US FOR FUN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OUR FAVORITE SUBCELLULAR COMPARTMENT!

Kubanek Lab (New Faculty!!!)

September 20, 2019
4:00 PM
SMBB 4100

Departments of Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and NUIP present

The Rising Stars Symposium

Thursday, September 19th

Session 1: Metabolism – HSEB 3515B
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Protein Design – HSEB 4100B - 1:45-4:45 pm

Friday, September 20th

Session 1: Chemical Biology – EIHG Auditorium - 9:00 am –11:45 am
Chemical Biology at the U – HSEB 3515B - 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Inaugural James and Kathleen McCloskey Bioscience Endowed Lecture

Venki Ramakrishnan
2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemisty
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, England

*Registration for McCloskey Lecture required:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545ACAA2EABF58-mccloskey3

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Jay Gertz, PhD

How does estrogen receptor alpha regulate gene expression in endometrial cancer?

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

William Anderegg, Ph.D.

“Leveraging plant physiology to predict the future of Earth’s forests in the 21st century”

Thursday, September 19

4:00 p.m.

210 ASB

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Yonggang Shi, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, University of Southern California

Connectome Imaging for Mapping Human Brain Pathways

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:00 PM
Evans Conference Room, WEB 3780

HCI Seminar Series

Ken Olive, PhD .

Columbia University Medical Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SPECIAL SEMINAR

Prachee Avasthi, PhD

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center

“Maximizing career development opportunities in the changing scientific landscape”

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10:30AM - 12:00 PM
2120 HSEB

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Nicola Allen, PhD

Department of Molecular Neurobiology
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

“Astrocyte regulation of neuronal synapses”

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

NERG

Dr. Elliot Smith

Rolston Lab: direct electrical monitoring and causal perturbation of the human brain

September 17th, 2019

12:45 PM

WEB 3780

ZIG BioSci

Holger Knaut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

“How Cells Walk and Talk - Adjusting and Interpreting Signals in the Extracellular  Space”

Monday, September 16, 2019
12:00 pm
ASB 210

Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Sep 16 – 20, 2019

http://upda.utah.edu/events/national-postdoc-appreciation-week-2019/

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 16-19, 2019, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah!

It will be a full week of events, including career development and social events to commemorate and celebrate postdocs’ contribution to university excellence.

Keynote Address:

Dr.Neil Bardhan

Founder, Bardhan Consulting

Sharing your Science Story Effectively

September 16, 2019
12-1pm, HSEB 2120

Register here:

https://forms.gle/ub6zMxUMkD6rbTWh8

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Rajeshwary Ghosh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

“Myocardial protein degradation pathways”

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Bioscience

Annual Bioscience Symposium

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1:00-8:00 pm

Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

Don Summers Memorial Lecture
7:00 pm: Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD
University of California San Francisco
Office of Research Integrity & Compliance

“Authorship in the Era of Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Does the U Need An Authorship Policy?” Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 10th

12:00-1:00pm

HSEB 1730

Biochemistry
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Jason Locasale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Duke Center for Genomic & Computational Biology

Glucose and amino acid metabolism in cancer

Monday, September 9, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

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Being Proactive in your Career: How to Communicate Effectively

Friday, September 6
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Panel members Barbara Wilson (Interim Dean of Nursing), Minna Roh-Johnson (Assistant Professor, Biochemistry) and Ofer Rog (Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences) will be sharing their experiences with communication obstacles they have faced in their careers and how they navigated them in a Q&A style seminar.

Panel members will lead a discussion on how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and how to use your voice effectively in potentially tricky situations.

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come, caffeinate, & Collaborate!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLease  join us!!

Date: Friday 9/6

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

Neuro Anat

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Alejandra Bosco, DSc, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Microglia as sensor and regulator of neurodegeneration progression in glaucoma

Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar

Ofer Rog, Ph.D.

“Regulating Chromosome Interactions During Sexual Reproduction”

 Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

Neuro Anat

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Erik Ullian, PhD

UCSF, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Modeling human neuron-glia interactions in health and disease in three dimensions

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

 

August Events & Seminars

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

State of the DMRC

By: Scott Summers, PhD
Chair, Department Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah

By: Jared P. Rutter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation Program, HCI
University of Utah

Thursday, August 29, 2019
4:00–5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

Adam Douglass, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Oxytocinergic control of pain avoidance in larval zebrafish

Thursday, August 29, 2019

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Bioscience
Department of Human Genetics Presents

Thesis Defense By

Clay Carey

“Patterns of Genetic Conflict in Immune Defenses and Physiological Processes Targeted by Pathogens”

Thursday, August 29th
2:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG 1st Floor

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents
Ophthalmology Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

Philip R. Troyk, PhD

Professor/Associate Dean
Biomedical Engineering Dept.
Illinois Institute of Technology

Technology, Research & Regulations: In Pursuit of the
Intracortical Visual Prosthesis Clinical Trial

John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
August 21, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
SPECIAL SUMMER SEMINAR

Dr. Weston Porter  

Professor and Deputy Director
NIEHS Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research
Department of Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University 

SIM2s Regulation of Mitophagy in Mammary Gland Development

Monday, August 12, 2019    

501 BPRB 

9:00 A.M.   

CTLE

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Annual Teaching Symposium

Monday, August 12, 2019
9am – 3:30pm
Marriott Library

The Symposium is intended for graduate students and faculty involved in instruction. It is designed to provide practical skills and knowledge for excellent teaching in higher education. A selection of workshop sessions are offered allowing attendees to learn about specific topics of interest.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lisa Diamond

Insights from 20 Years of Mistakes and Surprises

Register for this event

August 9th-10th, 2019
Park City Marriott

2019 Department of Pathology 7th Annual Microbiology and Immunology Summer Symposium

Please click here to register.

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Department of internal Medicine research seminar series

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
HSEB 2120

Translational Aging Research:
The Relevance of Age-related Arterial Stiffness Across the Internal Medicine Spectrum

Anthony J. Donato, PhD, MS
Associate Professor,
Devision of Geriatrics
"Can Established Anti-aging Interventions Prevent Large Artery Stiffening"

Mark A. Supiano, MD
Professor and Chief,
Division of Geriatrics
"Cognitive Function, Arterial Stiffness, and Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering"

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to elynn.beck@hsc.utah.edu

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Rony Seger, PhD

Professor, Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Isreal

“Nuclear translocation of MAPKs as a therapeutic target for cancer and inflammation”

August 5, 2019
4:00 PM
1200 EEJMRB

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Informal Seminar

Paul Whiteaker

Professor, Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

“The nature of prototoxin modulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors”

Monday, August 5, 2019

4:00 p.m.

HEB 2006

Biochemistry Special Speaker

Rony Seger

Professor, Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Nuclear translocation of MAPKs as a therapeutic target for cancer and inflammation

Monday, August 5, 2019

4:00 pm

EEJMRB 1200

 

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